Only Love can create peace


Please read this wonderful, inspiring essay by Simon Baron-Cohen. He is an expert on empathy, which he has studied through examining its absence for people with autism-spectrum disorders.

Here, he applies the lens of empathy to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

The two sides look at the same historical events through incompatible lenses. The unthinking reaction of an eye for an eye has simply continued hurting both.

There is a way forward: mutual compassion and understanding. It is the only thing that will work in this conflict — and in all other conflict situations. It is the only approach that will save a future for us, and a future worth living in.

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About Dr Bob Rich

I am a professional grandfather. My main motivation is to transform society to create a sustainable world in which my grandchildren and their grandchildren in perpetuity can have a life, and a life worth living. This means reversing environmental idiocy that's now threatening us with extinction, and replacing culture of greed and conflict with one of compassion and cooperation.
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